NEW YORK - In a special Christmas edition of Word on the Street, News 12 asked borough residents if they were on Santa’s naughty or nice list in 2013.

“I've been naughty when applicable and nice when applicable,” said one resident.

"I was nice this year because I got straight As and did all my homework with no procrastination," said one student.

A recent poll suggests that Americans are looking forward to 2014 with optimism after a trying 2013.